11 October 2016
Captains Attend Leadership Conference
Written by School Captain Charlie Collins
On Friday we (the school captains) travelled to Wellington College in Berkshire to attend the annual Head of School's Conference.
The day started with a quick meeting
where we were divided into several groups, and were given the
opportunity to meet various other school captains from schools all across
the country. After doing so, we attended two lectures: one from the Headmaster
of Wellington School, who imparted invaluable lessons on leadership, which he
had learned on his recent trip to the South Pole; and one from the Headmistress
of Wimbledon Girls’ High School, who gave the keynote speech about the
importance and features of inspirational public speaking.
After writing brief speeches in small
sections, we then broke out into our groups for the afternoon discussions.
These included how to ably communicate with both pupils and staff, ways we
could improve our school prefect system, and ended with a group presentation on
the principles and virtues of leadership.
It was a hugely rewarding day for us
all and we would like to warmly thank Mrs Byrne and Mr Biggs for the